As of Fall 2015, the JMPP has rebranded and is now a major project of Ensemble for These Times (E4TT). Please visit E4TT's website for current concert listings.
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue. Free
Focus on the Cello:
World premiere: Op. 155, Three Songs by William Ludtke, texts by Marcia Falk, for voice and cello
New arrangement for the JMPP: Wedding Song by Judith Shatin, words by Christopher Marlowe
Air for Cello and Piano by Sandor Vandor; Scherzo by Lajos Delej, and more; with Falk and Ludtke.
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., SF Tickets $15/ 10 (available at the door)
Mein blaues klavier by David Garner; texts by Else Lasker-Schueler
Beautiful Wonder by Kurt Erickson, text by Gertrud Kolmar
U.S. premiere:Scherzo by Lajos Delej
Music by Gabrela Lena Frank, Heather Schmidt, Sandor Vandor, and Elena Ruehr, and Judith Shatin. Plus music by Laura Schwendinger.
Composer appearance/ Q&A
Hot Air Festival, Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St. SF. Free.
Selections from Phoenix by David Garner
The JMPP is part of a great line-up of cutting-edge new music that starts at 10. Come early.... stay late!
Canceled: the Festival will take place, but the JMPP appearance is canceled due to illness.
Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St. , Berkeley,
"Waltzing the Spheres," by James Primosch
Unvergaenglichkeit by Erich Korngold
World premieres of two fabulous new pieces:
1) A new song cycle for soprano, cello, and piano by the first composer to win the American Academy in Berlin Prize, 2009 Guggenheim Fellow Laura Elise Schwendinger, written for the JMPP to texts by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Kay Ryan,
2) David Garner's Capriccio for cello and piano, an exciting and virtuosic work, the scond one employing his original compositional method of Tonal Serialism, developed for his String Quartet No. 2.
The program will also include works by Hindemith, Dallapiccola, Elena Ruehr, and Sandor Vandor.
SF Music Thursdays at the Center for New Music (sponsored by SFFCM). $15/10.
Cafe Europa: Music by Sandor Vandor, Gyorgy Justus, Joseph Kosma, David Garner, George Gershwin, and Elena Ruehr
*This concert made possible in part by the Puffin Foundation.
World premieres of new commissions--"Winter Solstice Songs" by Elena Ruehr, with texts by Berkeley poet Marcia Falk, and "Such Innocent Words" (music by David Garner and texts by Yala Korwin) , a new arrangement for the JMPP by Roth Lomon, two new Rose Auslaender songs for Phoenix ,and music by Vitezslava Kapralova, Miklos Rozsa, and Gyorgy Justus.
*Funding for this concert has been made possible in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Program, the Puffin Foundation, and generous support from individuals.
Preview of "Song is a Memory" (working title) with texts by Yala Korwin and music by David Garner,
Etude Club of Berkeley, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., Berkeley, CA
Preview of David Garner's newest 2 songs for the JMPP by Rose Auslander, plus music by Kurt Erickson.
Cafe Europa: Music by Zemlinsky, Kapralova, Sandor Vandor, Gyorgy Justus, Joseph Kosma, George Gershwin, and Harold Arlen
New, Forbidden, and Forgotten:
David Garner's new song cycle Phoenix, with texts by Austrian/ Romanian Jewish poet Rose Auslaender (1901-1988), Annettes Lieder, Chanson fuer Morgen, and Holocaust composer Edwin Geist's Drei Litauische Lieder.*
Music by Kapralova, Lomon, Zemlinsky, Ruehr, and Gabriela Lena Frank.
*Edwin Geist's music performed with the kind permission and generosity of his neice, Rosian Zerner.
A designated national chamber music month event.
Faculty Artist Series at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA.
The JMPP joins the Ishtar Project (mezzo-soprano Crystal Philippi),the Persian Melody Project (soprano Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai), mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook, and pianist Kristin Pankonin, in a performance of the latest music by David Garner.
**Edwin Geist's music performed with the kind permission and generosity of his neice, Rosian Zerner.
World premiere of David Garner's brand new song cycle Phoenix, with texts by Austrian/ Romanian Jewish poet Rose Auslaender (1901-1988) and West Coast premiere of Holocaust composer Edwin Geist's Drei Litauische Lieder. * Elena Ruehr's Prelude #3. Gabriela Lena Frank's Barcarola Latinoamericana. Vitezslava Kapralova's Grotesque Passacaglia. Osvaldo Golijov's Zz's Dream.
Preview of "Phoenix," with texts by Ukranian-Romaninan poet Rose Auslaender and music by David Garner, and of Edwin Geist's "Dynamik des Fruehlings." Etude Club of Berkeley, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA. Performers: Nanette McGuinness, soprano, and Dale Tsang-Hall, piano.
Fresh from their success in Berlin, the JMPP are back at the BAF by popular demand, performing new music with texts by Jewish women poets, as well as forbidden music--music by composers banned--or worse--by the Nazis in the '30s and '40s.
The program will include more music by David Garner, to poems by Rose Aulaender, Mascha Kaleko, and Annette von Droste-Huelshoff, as well as songs by Arnold Schoenberg, Edwin Geist* (1902-1942), Vitezslawa Kapralova (1915-1940), Pavel Haas (1899-1944), Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) and piano music by Garner and Erich Korngold.
For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/285851
Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., Berkeley, CA
Hear David Garner's Chanson fuer Morgen (formerly In dieser Zeit), just before Nanette and Dale head off to perform it in Berlin. Includes a preview of the Kaleko song that will be premiered in Berlin.
Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley, CA
Music by David Garner to texts by women poets, piano and vocal music by Elena Ruehr, Bruce Nalezny, and a song by Holocaust composer Edwin Geist.
A reception and concert at the German Consulate of two song cycles by David Garner with texts by German women poets, Mascha Kaleko and Annette von Droste-Hulshoff: In Dieser Zeit, for soprano and piano, and Annettes Lieder, for soprano, cello, and piano. Musicians: Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Adaiha Macadam-Somer, and Dale Tsang-Hall, piano.
Music by David Garner to texts by women poets, at the Etude Club of Berkeley, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA. Performers: Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Adaiha Macadam-Somer, cello, and Dale Tsang-Hall, piano.
Trinity Chamber Concerts, 2320 Dana St.
New Music by the Bay: a program of new music by Bay Area composers David Garner, David Conte, John Bilotta, Gordon Getty, and John Adams.
Featuring the premiere of David Garner 's In Dieser Zeit, to seven poems by Mascha Kaleko, supported in part by a generous grant from the East Bay Community Fund and co-produced by the Jewish Music Festival.
Performers: Nanette McGuinness, soprano and Kristin Pankonin, piano
"Betty Wong and Friends": a fund raiser for Betty Wong and also In Dieser Zeit and the challenge grant from the East Bay Community Fund, at the Community Music Center, Richmond Branch, 741 30th St. at Balboa
Music by modern American and English composers: a benefit concert for In Dieser Zeit and the challenge grant from the East Bay Community Fund.
With works by John Bilotta, Benjamin Britten, David Garner, and WIlliam Ludtke. Performers: William Ludtke and Kristin Pankonin, piano, Michael Jones, violin, Nanette McGuinness, soprano, at Concerts at the Org, 2601 Durant Ave.
"Sounds of Justice" with tenor Abraham Aviles-Scott and pianist Betty Wong. Includes music by Garner, Verdi, and others. A benefit fundraiser for several causes, including In dieser Zeit and the the challenge grant from the East Bay Community Fund, at the Community Music Center, 544 Capp St.
Music by Cavalli and Garner. Nanette McGuinness, soprano, with Kristin Pankonin, piano, at the Etude Club of Berkeley, 2286 Cedar St.
Music by Ludtke and Garner. The original inspiration for the Kaleko Project (now The Jewish Music & Poetry Project) and In Dieser Zeit Musicians: Nanette McGuinness, soprano; William Ludtke and Kristin Pankonin, piano; Martha Stoddard, flute; I Gatti Freschi, trio